Sociopolitical Dimensions of Subjective Wellbeing: The Case of Two Mexican Cities

  • René MillánEmail author
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


This chapter explores the association between different forms of sociopolitical integration and subjective well-being. Three dimensions of integration are considered: social cohesion and fragmentation, relationship between government and citizens, and quality of life. The results show that the forms of integration play a mediating role in the association of happiness and commonly studied determinants. These findings point towards the important role that community context plays in explaining people’s subjective well-being; the community context may even explain the observed heterogeneity in happiness across otherwise similar individuals.


Social cohesion Social fragmentation Social capital Relational goods Subjective well-being 


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